Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

  • 3rd Mar 2018 - 4th Mar 2018
  • 20:00
  • €25/€20
  • The Barbican
Theatre

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Saturday 3rd March
Sunday 4th March

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Please note this production will take place offsite at The Barbican Centre, William St. 

Following a critically acclaimed international tour that included Dublin Theatre Festival, Sadler’s Wells, London and Sydney Opera House, the winner of best production and best costume design at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2017, comes to Droichead!

From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre-makers, comes a magical new adaptation of one of the most famous story ballets in the world, Swan Lake.  Michael Keegan-Dolan has forged a searing new vision for this beloved tale, creating a world of magical realism, powerful imagery and potent storytelling.

Featuring a cast of thirteen, including actor Mikel Murfi, this Swan Lake is rooted in a place where ancient Irish mythology and modern Ireland meet.  The Dublin based band Slow Moving Clouds has created a new score that combines Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences.  The result is a Swan Lake for our time and a stunning debut for Keegan-Dolan’s new company, Teaċ Daṁsa. 

raw, raucous, redemptive, majestic, vital and empowering.”                                                       
*****  The Irish Times

The runaway success of this year’s festival, Swan Lake / Loch na hEala, likewise rolls drama, dance and music together to create a haunted and haunting piece…It’s a show can that be both ugly and extraordinarily beautiful, as it shifts through darkness to an eruption of light and joy at the end.”
*****  The Financial Times

A skilfully crafted work that touches on weakness and power, darkness and transcendence, this is clear-voiced theatre with magic in its veins.”
*****  The Evening Standard

Michael Keegan-Dolan, who has a rare gift for transforming old ballets into new, has taken the 19th-century story and hammered it into a thing of wonder”
*****  Observer


A co-production by Michael Keegan-Dolan; Sadler’s Wells Theatre London; Colours International Dance Festival, Theaterhaus Stuttgart; Dublin Theatre Festival; Theatre de la Ville, Luxembourg. With support from The Civic Theatre, Tallaght, and South Dublin County Council Arts Office. Supported by Arts Council Ireland

 *Please note late-comers will not be admitted to this production. The production also contains adult content.